FTP Proxy server settings

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Subject: FTP Proxy server settings
Posted by:  Peter (peter.madd…@health.wa.gov.au)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005

We use a FTP proxyserver, so I am trying to use TidFTP to use this. While I have some instructions it is still not clear.

The way to use the ftp proxy using a command shell ftp client

is ftp ftpproxyserver
  user useraccount@myrealftpserver
  password myrealpassword

To do this I am setting with TidFTP

host to myrealftpserver
username to useraccount ?? needed
password to myrealpassword ?? needed

then for proxyserver settings

ProxySettings.ProxyType := fpcmUserSite; //I would assume this is the one I should use.
ProxySettings.UserName := useraccount;
ProxySettings.Password := myrealpassword;
ProxySettings.Host :=  FtpProxyServer;
ProxySettings.port    := 21;

I then try a connect but it fails on

Connection failure - FTP logon failure : user@host expected as the login name.

Am I doing the correct things

Should I get setting ProxySettings.UserName := useraccount+'@'+myrealserver
Should Host be set to the proxy server address and ProxySettings.Host be set to my real server address.

It may be obvious to many but there is some degree of ambiguity in what these settings should actually be.
One could experiment but its nice to be set straight sometimes.

A straight FTP connection works fine.

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